Chief Strategy Officer AVPN
AVPN’s report the Continuum of Capital in Asia introduces and discusses a collaborative framework that encourages a total portfolio approach to financing instruments that can be used by social funders to ensure a pipeline of support for social purpose organisations (SPOs) across growth stages.
To ensure sustainability of SPOs as well innovation and scale, funders and intermediaries need to work in an ecosystem. In a vibrant ecosystem where all kinds of capital work together to form a Continuum of Capital, funders may leverage different financial tools – combining grants, debt and equity across multiple investments within their own portfolio – to achieve deeper social impact, or they may seek out key partners and collaborators that can take on follow-on funding once an SPO has graduated from their portfolio.
Indeed, in recent years at AVPN we have begun to see funders and intermediaries functioning less in easily delineated buckets but rather leveraging a range of investment practices to better support the needs of SPOs at different stages. This panel discussion will help define the Continuum of Capital in Myanmar as well as regionally and discuss what capital is available and where there are gaps. The discussion will also zoom in on funder’s behavior in Myanmar and regionally, and the role of intermediaries and other ecosystem players such as policy makers.
Format: Presentation the plenary presentation by Allison Hollowel on the Continuum of Capital, she will lead 4 panellists into a discussion on collaborative social investing in Myanmar and recent trends, challenges and opportunities,